Monday, October 28, 2013




DISCUSSION WITH MEMBER (OPERATIONS)
ON MNOP AND L1, L2 RELATED ISSUES DATED 23.10.2013

On 23.10.2013, Member (Operations), Postal Services Board, Shri. Kamaleshwar Prasad, held discussion with Staff side on MNOP and L1, L2 related issues. Com. M. Krishnan, Secretary General NFPE, Com. Giriraj Singh, General Secretary, R3 (NFPE), Com. P. Suresh, General Secretary R-4 (NFPE), Com. Devender Kumar, Circle Secretary, NUR-3 (FNPO) Delhi Circle attended the meeting Com. D. Theagarajan, Secretary General, FNPO & General Secretary NUR-3 (FNPO) could not attend the meeting due to sudden illness. A joint note of NFPE & FNPO was presented to the Member (O). The following are the outcome of the meeting. Minutes will be published later.

(1)      Modifications in the norms fixed for CRCs.
Official side informed that the norms are fixed as per the scientific work study conducted by Directorate in the field units. Further Directorate has issued an order on 13.08.2013 in which it is clarified that – Establishment norms for “Sorting of Articles” has been fixed as 0.079 minute per article (i.e. 760 articles per hour). However time factor for productivity pertaining to sorting of articles would continue to be 0.063 per article (i.e; 950 articles per hour).”
Staff side demanded reduction in number of article for productivity also. Staff side want change in norms for scanning and other items mentioned in their letters submitted earlier. Finally it is decided to give copy of the work study conducted by Directorate to the staff side. Staff side shall submit concrete proposal with scientific basis with supporting facts and figures justifying their arguments. Based on the staff side proposal Directorate will re-examine the case.

(2)   Administrative jurisdiction of Speed Post Hubs (SPH)
Official side reiterated that powers for deciding the administrative jurisdiction was already given to Chief PMGs. It is upto the Circle Unions to discuss the case at Circle level and settle the deserving cases. Staff side pointed out that in many Circles Chief PMGs are not ready to accept the views expressed by the Circle Unions. Finally it is decided that (1) As a first step Circle Unions should discuss the cases with Chief PMGs in formal meetings and get a reply in writing from the Circle Administration showing the reason for not accepting the demand of the Circle union and then staff side may submit a note to Directorate justifying their stand in each case with reference to the Stand taken by Chief PMGs. After that Directorate shall review each case. Discussion with CPMGs in the formal meetings and getting a reply with reasons, is a must.

(3)   L1 Status to more L2 offices
The proposal submitted by staff side will be examined. Staff Side may discuss the cases at circle level also so that Chief PMGs may submit proposal to Directorate in deserving cases. The details of the case by case examination already conducted by Directorate will be made available to the staff side.

(4)   Discontinuance of closing “NIL” bags
The proposal of the Staff side will be considered in a positive manner and detailed examination of the case will be done.

(5)   All other issues raised in the staff side note will be examined in detail by the Directorate and action will be taken.

(6)   The orders issued by the Karnataka Circle Administration implementing unilateral increase in norms in FMC from 7000 to 9000 in BG City RMS/1 and from 11000 to 13000 in BG City RMS/II in violation of Directorate orders was discussed. Member (O) agreed to issue instructions to CPMG not to violate Directorate orders.


DRAFT TERMS OF REFERENCE 7th CPC:

Finalized by the Staff Side at the meeting of 25.10.2013.

A.     To examine the existing structure of pay, allowances and other benefits/facilities, retirement benefits like Pension, Gratuity, other terminal benefits etc. to the following categories of employees.

1  Central Government employees – industrial and non      industrial;
2   Personnel belonging  to  All India services;
3   Personnel belonging to the Defence Forces;
4  Personnel called as Grameen Dak Sewaks  belonging to     the Postal Department;
5   Personnel  of Union Territories;
6  Officers and employees of the Indian Audit and Accounts  Department;
7 Officers and employees of the Supreme Court;
8  Members of Regulatory bodies (excluding RBI) set up  under Act of Parliament.

B.   To work out the comprehensive revised pay packet for the categories of Central Government employees mentioned in (A) above as on 1.1.2014.

C.  The Commission will determine the pay structure, benefits facilities, retirement benefits etc. taking into account the need to provide minimum wage with reference to the recommendation of the 15th Indian Labour Conference (1957) and the subsequent judicial pronouncement of the honorable Supreme Court there-on, as on 1.1.2014.

D.   To determine the Interim Relief needed to be sanctioned immediately to the Central Government employees  and  Pensioners mentioned in (A) above;

E. To determine the percentage of Dearness allowance/Dearness Relief  immediately to be merged with Pay and pension 

F.     To settle the anomalies raised in various fora of JCM.

G.   To work out the improvements needed to the existing  retirement benefits, like pension, death cum retirement gratuity, family  pension and other terminal or recurring  benefits maintaining parity amongst past, present and future pensioners and family pensioners including those who entered service on or after 1.1.2004.


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